Silvia Balducci, accomplished guitarist, songwriter & activist, has a passion for the New Chilean Song movement of the 1960s & 70s. She breathes new life into work by the great Violeta Parra, whose songs, including “Gracias a la vida”, continue to captivate hearts across the globe. The songs of Victor Jara, the ‘Bob Dylan of Latin America’, who was tragically killed in Pinochet's coup, are revived with a freshness and poignancy that touch the core. Silvia’s latest album “Buscando Violeta” was met with acclaim when on tour in Chile, marking the recent 100th anniversary of her birth.
A passionate artist, originally from Italy but a world-based singer-guitarist, Silvia is also a multi-instrumentalist as well as a prolific songwriter (writing in English, Spanish & Italian) and talented arranger-producer. Her interpretations are brimming with originality and emotion. She has collaborated with many Chilean artists, as well as artists from different genres, participating in numerous cross-cultural fusion projects including Indian, electronica, and Arabic music and integrates these different musical styles into her own. She has produced two beautiful albums reviving the repertoire of Chile’s most significant composers: Violeta Parra and Victor Jara. She has recently toured South America.
Doors open at 6.30pm (note our earlier than usual start time!). The Finnish Church (Lontoon merimieskirkko) runs an unlicensed bar serving drinks and Finnish snacks (and you could have a sauna in their basement beforehand!). It is a short walk from Rotherhithe Station.